Four teams of Young Enterprise pupils in Shetland have started a 48-hour fund-raising challenge.
From 5pm the students have been set the task of doing “anything they want – as long as it’s legal” to raise money for the Young Enterprise area board. It will help cover the cost of local induction events and training days, as well as contributing to the cost of sending Shetland’s winning team to the Scottish finals in June.
Three teams from the Anderson High School and one from Brae are involved in the programme this year. The added incentive of this weekend’s fund-raising is that whichever team raises the most funds will receive 10 per cent of the total pot of money raised to inject into their new business.
One of the AHS teachers involved, Scott Nield, said: “The fund-raising competition, which is now in its third year, helps the teams in their early stages to start working together and to build and work on their skills and hopefully have a bit of fun along the way. Previous teams have washed cars and spent the weekend whelking in torrential weather.”
His colleagues Natasa Boyce and Veronique Coyne, along with Logan Nicolson at Brae, are the other teachers involved.
The teams will run their companies for around six months, usually winding it up shortly after the February prelim exams. They will then work on a trade stand to display their products and/or services and work on a presentation for the final local event at the museum around Easter. The winner of the Shetland area competition will then go on to the national final.